RIT Tech Crew provides technical production support for events held on RIT's campus. Based in the lower level of the Student Alumni Union, Tech Crew spaces house an extensive inventory of audio, lighting, power, and rigging equipment. Tech Crew also works closely with local production and rental companies in order to support the event needs of our clients.

Tech Crew provides a variety of services to support events held on the RIT campus. Operations are based in the Student Alumni Union, however our services are available campus wide. Annually, Tech Crew supports over 600 events ranging from small meetings to large-scale concerts. Commonly requested events include banquets, conferences, lectures, panels, presentations, expositions, concerts, social functions, and theatre performances.

We are not equipped to support video services. If you require these services, please contact University Production Services. To reach them, please call (585) 475-7703.

Typically, we do not support instructional (classroom) needs as they are provided by RIT Classroom Technology. To reach them, please call (585) 475-2551.

Service Descriptions

Sound Reinforcement

Tech Crew is equipped to provide sound support for many different types of events. Our sound systems include speakers, microphones, processing, and support for instrument and press needs. Sound for events is always mixed by one of our trained technicians, and we have crew available to support any additional sound needs throughout your event. We are able to provide systems to support a range of events, from small single microphone presentations to large scale concerts. Our team of friendly student employees will work with you to determine your exact needs for each event, and create a personalized sound system based on our available inventory.

Lighting Design

Tech Crew offers a variety of lighting fixtures to supplement the house lighting systems built into RIT spaces. Fixtures available for use include LED colored washes, UV Blacklights, Strobe Lights, Followspots, and conventional incandescent theatrical lighting. Depending on your event needs, trained technicians are available to program and run lighting cues and effects. Our team of student employees will help you design a custom lighting package for your event as we work with you through the planning process.

Electrical Power Distribution

Tech Crew employees are trained to access and distribute power from large electrical services installed around campus. Depending on your event needs, we are able to use our specialized electrical equipment to provide large amounts of power for expositions, concerts, social functions, and more.

Rigging Equipment/Services

In larger venues such as the Gordon Field House or Gene Polissenni Ice Arena, Tech Crew is able to fly equipment from structural supports built into the ceilings. Our available rigging equipment includes industry standard ground support lifts and CM Lodestar chain hoists. Our professional staff works closely with union certified rigging personnel to provide support for events requiring flown lights, speakers, cameras, or electrical cables.

Stage Risers

Tech Crew inventory includes 16" and 24" high stage risers that can be arranged to build various sizes of stages. All stages built by Tech Crew are tested for safety by trained student employees throughout the setup process. Stages are also draped with black linen skirts to look professional and aesthetically pleasing. If our available stage is not sufficient for your event needs, Tech Crew can also partner with outside vendors to provide stage risers from 16" to 72" in height.

Mobile Stage

Our Stageline SL100 mobile stage is a 24' x 20' mobile stage with capability to hang stage lighting, sound systems and promotional banners. The SL100 is a versatile staging system that can be setup in many configurations to meet the needs of your event, including the addition of platforms to expand the footprint of the stage.

Dance Floor

Tech Crew is able to provide 3'x3' oak parquet interlocking dance floor sections in the Student Alumni Union or Clark Gym. These sections can provide up to 900 square feet of dance area.

Theatrical Support

In Ingle Auditorium Tech Crew offers additional projection support, soft goods, and intercom systems. Ingle Auditorium is also equipped with a double purchase counterweight fly system that can be used by our trained employees upon request.


Tech Crew student employees build and provide cost estimates prior to each event. Estimates are built based on scheduled labor hours and the equipment we plan to use on a job. Please note that estimates are based on information that we have prior to the event and are subject to change.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or inquiries about Tech Crew services, contact us at (585) 475-2257 or